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Improving the enclosures

First stage of improvement of the cages, the new bamboo roof is done. We opted for an open roof to allow the sun to pass through and dry the soil after big rain, while still providing shade for the birds … Continue reading

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Photography classes

After the success of the photography classes last year, Jack and Barbara Clark came back this January for a new week of theory and practice with the kids of Zuleta. The teenagers who followed the course last year could improve … Continue reading

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Highlight of the month !!!

Now that the condor and bear projects are well set up, we started to put some interest in what could inhabit or roam the forests of Zuleta. Two camera-traps were placed on the trails in San Pedro valley. On the 11th of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year !

New Year celebrations in Zuleta are incredible. Thousand people, gathered in the main court of the Hacienda, dance (and drink ) around 3 castillos (bamboo towers with fireworks), burning trees and pyres.

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When the cat’s away …

Three very interesting days this month. Between the 14th and the 16th, while the main couple was away, 8 (!!) different condors came in San Pedro to say hello. Among them, VGM1301, a young sub-adult male we didn’t see since … Continue reading

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Condor’s kiss

The main couple of the area perched on the cages and showed a lot of tenderness. Could we expect a wild baby in 2014 ?

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Thanks Giving

Even thousands of miles from home, November volunteers Emily, Greg and Jason had a nice Thanks Giving with everything : candles, drinks and more food than we could actually eat. Thanks a lot to Emily for the love and time … Continue reading

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Grandmother, what big ears you have !

Even if bears and condors are the species we focus on the most, we always keep our eyes wide open to observe the rich biodivertsity of Zuleta. This month : a Small Big-eared Brown Bat (Histiotus montanus).

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Bienvenue Madame

Since we have a new wild “alpha” couple around San Pedro valley, it is quite rare to see new adult condor at the cages. However, this beautiful adult female came to visit on the 23rd of October and became the 13th … Continue reading

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Back in time

For many volunteers, being in Zuleta provide the occasion to experience milking for the first time. An ancestral practice often unknown by the youngest occidental generations

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